About The Workshop
The ability to accurately measure, report and verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—from point and non-point sources, on the ground, in regions, and globally—is vital to future reduction and verification strategies for GHGs. Without accurate measurement of a nation’s, state’s or covered entity’s emissions, it will not be possible to determine if the necessary reductions are being made. Primary workshop topics and session chairs are shown below. Details on the scope of these topics can be found in background.
- Power Generation – Point Sources
Karen Obenshain, Edison Electric Institute
- Industrial Generation – Point and Non-point Sources
Ed Rightor, The Dow Chemical Company
- Distributed/Localized Sources and Sinks
Kenneth Davis, The Pennsylvania State University
- Global Monitoring: Regional and International Emissions
Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
- Verification and Carbon Market Emissions Issues
Daniel Kreeger, Association of Climate Change Officers, and David Lunsford, International Emissions Trading Association
On June 2-3, 2010, prominent experts met at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California to discuss the critical monitoring, reporting, and verification capabilities that will be needed to support a national GHG emissions program.The purpose of the workshop was to better understand the constraints and uncertainties in current “bottom-up” emissions quantification methods and help define a path that will reduce these uncertainties. It was one of a series sponsored by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) to identify the key technology and measurement areas related to issues of national and global importance. Emissions of primary interest were those defined by regulation and legislation: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, and fluorinated gases.
The results of the workshop have been published in two reports that are being used to help to guide the future measurement and science agenda for GHG monitoring, reporting, and verification:
- A synthesis of the main opportunities identified during the workshop as key to the future of advanced PV technologies.
- A detailed report of the discussions and conclusions from the workshop.